a person stands on a rock near water during sunset and thinks about the connection between loneliness and addiction

Isolation and Addiction: 3 Big Reasons Folks with SUDs Isolate

The increasing issue of feeling lonely despite numerous ways to stay connected to society can often lead to unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as turning to alcohol to alleviate loneliness. This doesn’t just worsen the issue but also increases the risk of addiction. Loneliness is a complex emotion that can lead to a variety of negative consequences. […]